What's Happening?

Williams-Thomas Funeral Homes is pleased to offer a wide variety of both on-going and seasonal events. We invite you to return often to see what’s coming up on our calendar. If you’d like to keep up-to-date, we invite you to visit our social media pages.

December Events

  • Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, December 01, 2017 to Friday, September 07, 2018

    Featuring KJ "Cowboy Mike" Powers
    December 1st 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the Newberry United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 475, 248455 W Newberry Road, Newberry, FL 32669

    Cost: Please tip the Karaoke Disk Jockey

    Christmas Music will be featured!

    No time for supper? Pizza & other snacks available for you!
    Or bring your own snacks to share!

    Public welcomed to come sing or listen!
    There will also be a Christmas Movie.

    Dates; 12/1/20-2017 - 1/5/2018 -2/2/2018 –3/2/2018 – 4/6/2018 - - 5/4/2018 – 6/1/2018 - 8/3/2018 – 9/7/2018

January Events

  • Cancer Support and Wellness Series
    Monday, January 08, 2018 to Monday, December 10, 2018

    Second Monday of each month, starting January 2018, 10:00 a.m. to noon.
    Free class series.

    Fun and educational classes will be offered to cancer patients, family members of the community to promote health and quality of life. Classes are free, but seating is limited. Snacks and refreshments will be provided on a first-come-first-served basis.

    Class topics for 2018 will include:
    Palliative Care: January 8
    Dance and Movement Therapy: February 12
    Breathing for Health: March 12
    Mindful and Gentle Yoga: April 9
    Harnessing Your Inner Energy: May 14
    Nutrition: June 11
    Enhancing Sleep: July 9
    Medical Marijuana and Cancer: August 13
    Touch Therapies: September 10
    Botanical Medicine: October 8
    Meditation and Relaxation Practices: November 5
    Advance Care Planning: December 10

    A voluntary questionnaire will be given at the end of all classes to evaluate the effectiveness of this series.

    The Conference Center at Wilmot Gardens
    University of Florida
    2023 SW Mowry Road, Gainesville, FL 32611

    Parking: Wilmot Gardens visitors can park in the small, handicap-accessible parking lot next to the conference center. Additional parking is available in the West Garage, located at the northwest corner of Archer Road and Center Drive, across from the Dental Tower. Parking vouchers will be provided.

June Events

  • Friday Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, June 01, 2018 to Friday, December 07, 2018

    Info on Family Friendly Karaoke for June 1 / 7-10 pm Newberry United Methodist Church See details below
    Please note: NO KARAOKE IN JULY

    Come join us for
    Friday Family Friendly Karaoke
    Featuring KJ
    "Cowboy Mike" Powers
    Mark your calendars.
    6/1/2018 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    No Karaoke in July
    In the fellowship Hall on the 1st Friday of each Month at the
    Newberry United Methodist Church
    P.O. Box 475
    24845 West Newberry Road
    Newberry, FL 32669
    Cost: Please tip the Karaoke Disk Jockey
    All ages invited: No church affiliation needed

    No time for supper??
    We will have food, coffee and snacks for you! or Bring your Own Snacks or Non-Alcoholic Beverages to Share!

    Lois Lehning
    Offering vocal solos (with or without devotional program)
    Need a Sunday anthem or two?
    Program for a Special Event or Holiday Service?
    Pre or Post Service music? Wedding or Funeral Service?
    e-mail: [email protected]

August Events

  • Hawthorne Branch Library Events 08-20-2018 to 08-26-2018
    Monday, August 20, 2018 to Sunday, August 26, 2018

    Don’t forget Cooking from Your Garden tomorrow 3:00 PM: Stir-fry.

    Thursday, August 23: 10:30am - 11:15am
    Interactive storytime with literature-based fingerplays, art, music and puppetry for people identifying with age 5 and under and their caretakers

    SHINE Counseling
    Thursday, August 23: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    The Florida Department of Elder Affairs offers counseling that is unbiased, confidential and no cost, by trained SHINE Volunteer counselors. The discussion will consist of definitions, costs, options and all questions answered. Please bring with you: Medicare Card and Social Security Card; A print-out of medications from pharmacy or bottles; Proof of annual household income to determine whether you qualify for extra help; MUST HAVE driver’s license or photo I.D.; Any letters from Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid which you may have received. Call the Elder Care Helpline for appointments at other sites or times: 1-800-963-5337, or walk-ins are welcome on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Hawthorne Branch Library, 6640 SE 221st Street, Hawthorne Florida, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.

    Teen Movie Matinee
    Thursday, August 23: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    Join us for the latest movie at the library! Avengers Infinity War

    Yoga Stretch
    Thursday, August 23: 5:55pm - 6:55pm
    Feel more confident in a stronger more flexible body! Caroline Anaya MS certified Ayurvedic Yoga (ancient practice) YogaFit (Yoga for the fitness industry) & 200-hr Yoga Alliance. 21 Years' experience teaching Yoga

    Tools to Quit Tobacco
    Saturday, August 25: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Suwannee River Area Health Education Center presents a program designed to help you quit tobacco use. Call 866-341-2730 for required registration. This program covers all forms of tobacco and each participant receives up to a 4-week supply of FREE nicotine patches, gum or lozenges (when medically appropriate and while supplies last).

    Guylene Resue, Librarian I
    Hawthorne Branch Library
    Alachua County Library District

  • Habitat: Building and Transforming
    Thursday, August 23, 2018 : 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    Habitat: Building and Transforming Sweetwater Branch Inn 625 E University Ave, Gainesvillle 5:30 – 7:30 pm beer, wine and signature cocktails with hors d’oeuvres THURSDAY August 23, 2018 Come and share all our news about the exciting new events happening at Alachua Habitat for Humanity in the next year. We will have our teams there ready to share the news and explain how you can get involved and be part of the fun. $50 pp

September Events

  • Learn the Art of A Cappella
    Thursday, September 06, 2018 to Thursday, October 18, 2018

    Ladies! Love to sing?

    Come sing with us and Learn the Art of A Cappella!

    Six Weeks Beginning September 6th
    Thursday Evenings 7:00 to 8:30 PM

    Concert on October 18th
    All new singers invited to perform!

    Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus
    Contact: Beth Ripple
    (352) 870-5555
    [email protected]

    Grace Presbyterian Church
    3146 NW 13th Street
    Gainesville, Florida 32609
    Find us on Facebook!

    This program is funded in part by the City of Gainesville, Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department.

  • Waldo Area Historical Society Spaghetti Dinner
    Friday, September 07, 2018 : 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Waldo Area Historical Society Spaghetti Dinner

    Friday September 7th 4-7 p.m.

    where - Waldo Baptist Church Family Life Center
    14370 Kennard Street SR 24 - Waldo Road
    Waldo, Florida

    menu - spaghetti with meatsauce, salad, bread, drink and dessert

    it is $7.00 at the door and $6.00 in advance from any member

    We will be having a silent auction.

    Friday, September 07, 2018 : 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

    See you September 7, 2018
    7-10 pm
    Newberry United Methodist Church (next to Hardy's in Newberry, Fl

    If you sing, come and sing. If you don't sing, come and listen

    Theme. Patriotic (Remember 911)
    Open to the community
    ALL ages welcome
    No church affiliation needed

    Food Available but
    Bring a snack or non-alcoholic beverage to share

    KJ. Cowboy Mike Powers donates his time and equipment for this community event
    and accepts tips if you feel led

  • Multi-Market Sale Heritage Park
    Saturday, September 08, 2018 : 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Multi-Market Sale
    Heritage Park Melrose, FL
    September 8, 2018
    8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Please see attached flyer

  • Highland Missionary Baptist Church 50th Anniversary Homecoming Celebration
    Sunday, September 09, 2018

    Highland Missionary Baptist Church 50th Anniversary Homecoming Celebration
    Date: Sunday, September 9, 2018
    Name: Janice Henley
    Email: [email protected]

    Additional Info: Service will start at 10:30 am followed by a covered dish luncheon.

    Highlands Missionary Baptist Church is located at 2620 NE 15th Street Gainesville, FL 32609 Phone: 352 373-2138

  • Race for the Ages 5K
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018 : 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Fundraiser to benefit seniors and persons with disabilities served by Elder Options. For more details or to sign up please visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Gainesville/RacefortheAges https://agingresources.org/race-for-the-ages-5k-fundraiser/

    Event Schedule:
    5:00 - Packet/T-shirt pick up
    5:30 - Last chance for late registration
    6:00 - Race begins
    7:30 - 5K Awards

    * After August 24, 2018, a T-shirt may not be available with registration
    * Children's registration 10 and under will not include a T-shirt
    START TIME: 5:00pm EDT
    END TIME: 8:00pm EDT
    PRICE: $25.00 Race Fee
    REGISTRATION: Registration ends September 10, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT

    September 12, 2018
    Kathy Dorminey
    [email protected]

  • Knights of Columbus Council 6108 50th year Anniversary
    Saturday, September 29, 2018 : 6:30 PM

    Knights of Columbus Council 6108, the first K of C council in Gainesville, is celebrating their 50th year Anniversary.
    A dinner and dance will be held in the St. Patrick Church Social Hall on September 29th, 2018 at 6:30 PM following the 5:30 PM Vigil Mass.
    Contact any Gainesville Area Catholic Church’s Knights of Columbus Council for ticket information.

October Events

  • 60/20 Celebrating Altrusa Anniversaries
    Friday, October 19, 2018

    60/20 Celebrating Altrusa Anniversaries
    Event Date:10/19/18
    Time: 5:30 p.m.

    Additional Info:This is a party celebrating 60 years of Altrusa International of Gainesville and 20 years of Altrusa House, both organizations serving the community.
    Tickets are $50, and a portion is tax-deductible.

  • Howl-A-Palooza 2018
    Sunday, October 21, 2018 : 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Join us for a scary, good time as Sunny Cares Foundation, Inc. brings you the 30th annual Halloween carnival – Sunny’s Howl-A-Palooza Presented by Grins & Giggles Pediatric Dentistry!
    Each year, Sun Country Sports Center hosts an afternoon of Halloween fun, including free food and prizes, exclusive access to the facility, a variety of themed activities, silent auction, raffle and more. Kid-friendly costumes are welcomed and encouraged as we host costume contests for every age group. In keeping with Sun Country Sports values promoting children’s health and well-being, goody bags and prizes will be awarded in lieu of candy.

    The Sun Country Sports staff members and hundreds of local volunteers donate their time to put on the carnival. Proceeds from Howl-A-Palooza benefit the March of Dimes and the Phoebe Louise Dooley Foundation. In 2017, we were able to donate $24,000 and hope to give even more this year!

December Events

  • Holiday Harmonies VI
    Saturday, December 08, 2018 : 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

    Save the Date!

    Holiday Harmonies VI
    Season of Joy

    Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Unitarian Universalist Church, 4225 NW 34th Street, Gainesville

    *The Award Winning Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus* *Barbergators Chorus*